Nettle Soup

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Taste Tibet: Family recipes from the Himalayas

By Julie Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa

Published 2022

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Everybody in Tibet knows the story of Milarepa, the twelfth-century holy man who transformed himself from a murderous sorcerer into one of Tibet’s most renowned yogis. It is said that during the years when he lived alone in his meditation cave near Mount Everest, he lived off nothing but nettles, and that over time his skin turned green.

Tibetan people love eating nettles. With a similar taste and texture to spinach, they are an amazing source of iron and calcium, a